Help with Managing Energy Bills

Free central heating system deadline extended to end of December 2018

Seven North East councils, in a joint bid led by Northumberland County Council, were awarded funding from the Warm Homes Fund to install FREE central heating systems, subject to eligibility and survey, into properties across the region. 

The Council wants to install new central heating systems where they will make the most difference. For you to qualify, the installation of a new central heating system must improve the energy rating of your home. This will be determined by our surveyor at the whole house assessment stage, once your application has been approved, so you don’t need to do anything in advance.

The project is supported by your local Citizens Advice Bureau, Community Action Northumberland and Middlesbrough Environment City. These partner organisations will provide additional services such as a free and confidential appointment with an Energy Adviser to: 

• help you check you are on the best fuel tariff 
• give you free and confidential advice on energy costs 
• help you improve energy efficiency in the home and save money

We can help 

Find out more details about the scheme, and check if you are eligible by downloading the leaflet with further details, or call Steve Forster at CAN on 07791369625 or email on

How to apply

Use our easy to follow application form below. 

To start the process please fill in the application form here.

Offer ends to new applicants on 31st July 2018.

Read Terms & Conditions of offer

To discuss your application or if you have a query call (01670) 624140* Lines open Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm, Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, closed on Bank Holidays.


A guide to keeping warm and saving money on your energy bills 

NEA, the national energy efficiency charity has produced a series of free videos to help households in England to: 

• Understand how to better manage their energy use 
• Improve the warmth and energy efficiency of their homes; and 
• Reduce their household's environmental impact.

Watch the videos on YouTube

They have also produced a 'Top Ten Tips' guide to staying warm and healthy in your home which can be downloaded here.